April 25, 2014: Porsche is soon going to introduce an entry level Macan with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces max power of 237bhp at 5000-6800 rpm and top torque of 350Nm in between 1500rpm to 4500rpm. The motor allows the car to accelerate from 0-100kmph in just 6.9 seconds and achieves top speed of 223kmph. It is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) automatic gearbox. Porsche Macan is based on Audi Q5 platform and will compete against Land Rover Evoque, Audi Q5, Mercedes Benz ML-Class and BMW X5. The other engine is a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine that churns 400bhp and the diesel car features a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel producing 258bhp.
Porsche India has officially rolled out its much awaited SUV model Macan in the country's automobile market. It is available in two trim levels like Macan S and Turbo, which are fitted with 3.0-litre diesel and 3.6-litre petrol engine respectively. Both these engines have been mated with a 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) automatic transmission gear box. These diesel and petrol engines are further incorporated with twin-turbo chargers, while the diesel version comes equipped with a variable turbine geometry turbo charging unit, which helps to produce incredible power yield. In addition to these, the company has equipped it with an auto start/stop function along with electrical system recuperation and coasting function, which further reinforces the performance of engine. It is an off-road capable vehicle that comes equipped with several innovative features like VarioCam Plus system, Porsche Traction management and efficiency-enhancing aspects. The petrol trim comes with exclusive interior features like, leather package, Alcantara roof lining, brushed aluminum interior package along with 18-way adjustable adaptive seats featuring comfort memory. This SUV model series comes with a fully galvanized uni-body for corrosion protection and is elegantly equipped with futuristic cosmetics. This Porsche Macan SUV series is a blend of advanced technologies like Porsche active suspension management and stability management system (PSM). It is an electronic control system that maintains the stability and increases its safety. This vehicle also comes with crucial safety aspects including Porsche side impact protection system that comprises airbags and door frames, which reduces the damage in case of any unlikely event. Its ultra high-strength steel makes a significant contribution for maximizing the protection for passengers inside. Apart from these, the manufacturer is providing several advanced features as optional for the buyers to choose from as well.
This is the petrol version powered by a 3.6-litre turbocharged engine. It can produce a whopping power of 400bhp and a superior torque output of 550nm. This trim has most of the features that are already available in Macan S trim. In addition to those, it comes with Bose surround sound system, universal audio interface, auto-tilt exterior mirror with a driver memory package, 18-way electrically adjustable front seats and a digital boost pressure gauge on instrument cluster display....
The Porsche Macan S trim is fitted with a 2967cc diesel motor that is incorporated with wet slump lubrication and mis-fueling prevention system. This power plant is capable of producing 14.49 Kmpl in standard traffic conditions and produces a maximum of 17.54 Kmpl in non-urban conditions. The Macan Turbo is equipped with a 3.6-litre petrol power plant that is capable of producing a minimum mileage of 11.47 Kmpl in urban conditions, which goes up to 13.3 Kmpl on highways.
This newly introduced SUV line up is available with both petrol and diesel engine options to select from. The diesel version sports a 3.0-litre engine that is integrated with a high pressure common rail fuel injection system. It has the ability to produce a maximum power of 258bhp that results in a hammering torque output of 580Nm. On the other hand, the Macan Turbo trim is blessed with a V6, 3604cc engine that develops a massive power output of 400bhp along with a pounding torque of 550Nm.
All the variants in this Porsche Macan series are perkier in terms of pickup and acceleration, thanks to the twin-turbo charing unit and 7-Speed PDK automatic gearbox. The entry level petrol version powered by a six cylinder 2997cc engine has the ability to reach a top speed of 254 Kmph while breaching a 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds . The top end Macan Turbo trim is equipped with a 3.6-litre engine that takes only about 4.6-seconds to break the 100 Kmph mark. At the same time, it can reach a top speed of about 266 Kmph, which is rather impressive. On the other hand, the Macan S Diesel trim is fitted with a 3.0-litre engine that is incorporated with a variable geometry turbocharger. This power plant enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph mark in just 6.1 seconds. At the same time, it can achieve a top speed of 230 Kmph, which is rather impressive.
The external appearance of this latest SUV series has an intimidating body structure that is fitted with futuristic cosmetics. It resembles the Cayene SUV, but its rugged aspects gives it a unique stature. On its front profile, it has a significantly large radiator grille that is surrounded by a pair of air ducts, which are further equipped with LED daytime running lights. A pair of round shaped fog lamps have been fitted below the air ducts, which amplifies the front facade. The front bumper is in a dual tone scheme and is further fitted with a black protective cladding. Its also comes with a smoked headlight cluster that is equipped with bi-xenon headlamps along with turn indicators. Coming to the sides, its window trims have aluminum finish, while the door handles and the wing mirror caps are in body color. Furthermore, it comes with side blades that comes with lava black shade. The wheel arches of the Macan S variant is fitted with a set of 18 inch alloy wheels, while the Turbo petrol version gets 19 inch lightweight alloy wheels. Its rear profile is distinct and is equipped with a sleek taillight cluster that is incorporated with innovative LED light pattern. Its tailgate is quite large and is engraved with chrome plated “PORSCHE” logo and model designation. The rear windscreen is sleek and is accompanied by a wiper along with a black colored spoiler featuring LED third brake light. The bumper is in a mix of black as well as body color scheme that also features a diffuser. Also, it comes fitted with a pair of reflectors along with chrome quad exhaust pipes.
This vehicle comes with a total length of 4681mm and with an overall width of 1923mm. It has a decent height of 1624mm and a roomy wheelbase of 2807mm. This SUV series also comes with an impressive fuel storage capacity of 65 litres, which can be replaced with a larger 75 litre tank as well, which comes as an optional feature.
The internal cabin of the Macan S variant is blessed with Piano Black interior package, wherin the Turbo trim is also blessed with brushed aluminum package. The Turbo petrol variant also comes with Alcantara roof lining, while the Macan S diesel trim has a fabric roof lining. There is an extensive use of leather in the top end petrol variant, especially on the dashboard and seat covers. At the same time, it comes with a huge cabin space that can comfortably provide seating for five passengers. The top end petrol variant have 18-way electrically adjustable adaptive seats, while the other diesel version is blessed with 8-way adjustable seats. All the seats have been integrated with head restraints and are covered with premium leather upholstery. The best part about its cockpit section is its sleekly structured dashboard that is decorated with silver inserts. It also has a trendy central console that comes equipped with an infotainment system along with a climate control unit and a gearbox console. Apart from this, it also has an advanced instrument panel featuring an on-board computer with a radiant 4.8-inch high resolution color screen that displays gear indicators for PDK, external temperature, service interval and several other warning lights. The company has fitted a three spoke, leather wrapped steering wheel, which is mounted with multi-functional switches along with gearshift paddles. It is equipped several utility based features inside like sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, a large storage compartment, cup holders, cooled glove box unit, accessory power sockets, day/night inside rear view mirror and several other such aspects. This SUV comes with a total boot storage capacity of 500 litres, which can be extended to 1500 litres by folding the rear seats.
This latest SUV model series is blessed with an array of luxurious features along with some optional aspects as well. Both the variants have been equipped with a proficient automatic air conditioning system featuring separate temperature setting for driver and front passenger and air quality along with humidity sensors. In addition to these, it features particle/pollen filter with active carbon filter, which keeps the entire ambiance pleasant. The company has also installed features like electric windows with one touch operation along with remote closing and anti-trap function. Apart from these, it comes with aspects like automatic hold function, Porsche hill control, heated rear screen with auto-off function, four way adjustable headrests, non smoking package and various other such features. The Turbo trim comes with 545 watt Bose surround sound system along with Porsche communication management system including a high resolution 7-inch color touchscreen, an integrated hard drive, and a navigation module. Apart from these, the car maker has also installed a universal audio interface along with an aerial system for audio, television, phone and navigation system. Furthermore, buyers can customize the vehicle with several optional features like adaptive cruise control system, 3-zone climate control unit, cargo management system, ventilation and heating function for front seats, smokers package and numerous other innovative aspects.
This vehicle comes with ample leg and shoulder space in first and second row, which provides comfortable seating for at least five passengers. It also has a large boot compartment of 500 litres, which can be extended further to 1500 litres by folding the rear seats. At the same time, this vehicle has an impressive 75-litre fuel storage capacity.
This latest variant comes with both petrol and diesel engine option for the buyers to choose from. The Macan Turbo petrol version is equipped with a powerful 3.6-litre mill that is integrated with thermal management system. This 3604cc has six cylinders featuring 4-valves per cylinder, which receives fuel through a direct fuel injection technology . This twin-turbo petrol engine has the ability to pump out an immense power of 400bhp at 6000rpm that results in a commanding torque output of 550Nm between just 1350 to 4500rpm. On the other hand, the diesel variant sports a 3.0-litre mill featuring a variable geometry turbo charging unit. This V6 engine has four valves per cylinder that receives fuel through a latest common rail fuel injection system. It has the ability to churn out a pounding power of 258bhp at 4000 to 4250rpm and develops a hammering torque output of 580Nm at just 1750 to 2500rpm. All these power plants have been skilfully mated with a 7-speed PDK automatic transmission gearbox that distributes the torque to all four wheels in AWD layout.
Both the variants of this Porsche Macan series have been incorporated with a slew of sophisticated equipments. However, this model series can be customized with various advanced equipment and other features. The company is offering Burmester high end surrounded sound system as optional for both the variants that features 16-loudspeakers and a sixteen channel amplifier that generates a mammoth output of 1000 watts. In addition to this, it also features a 300 watt active sub-woofer featuring a class D amplifier, which delivers best sound quality. However, the Macan S diesel variant is also available with a 545 watt Bose surround sound system as standard along with voice control function . Apart from this, both the variants can be equipped with features like a TV tuner in conjunction with digital radio and reception, preparation for mobile phone, electronic log book and Porsche car connect. Furthermore, the company is also offering optional features like a 6-disc CD/DVD auto changer, HomeLink (garage door opener), light comfort package and numerous other innovative aspects.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The Porsche Macan S diesel variant is blessed with a set of stylish 18-inch alloy wheels, which will be covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres. On the other hand, the Macan Turbo petrol variant is bestowed with a set of 19-inch alloy wheels. Its front wheels are covered with 235/55 R19 sized tyres, while the rear rims are covered with 255/50 R19 sized tubeless radial tyres.
This SUV has internally vented disc brakes with a diameter of 350mm and 330mm for the front and rear wheels respectively. These are further accompanied by high performance brake calipers with silver finish. This mechanism is assisted by anti lock braking system along with anti slip regulation, automatic brake differential and trail stability management . As far as the suspension is concerned, this SUV comes fitted with multi-link system on its front and rear axles. It is further loaded with steel springs, which reinforces the mechanism and keeps this SUV stable. The Macan Turbo trim gets Porsche active stability management system as standard, while it is optional for the other variant. This SUV also comes with an advanced power steering system that can be replaced by an optional Power Steering Plus, which further augments the response and makes it simpler to handle.
This SUV model series comes with highly sophisticated safety aspects, which provides enhanced protection to the vehicle and its occupants. It features side impact protection beams in doors, while the bumpers have been equipped with high strength cross members and deformation elements, which absorbs most of the impact in case of a collision. Also it has, front side airbags integrated into seats, full size airbags for front passengers along with curtain airbags, which maximizes the protection for passengers inside. In addition to these, this model series comes with features like three-point automatic seat belts, rollover detection for activation of curtain airbags and seat belt pretentioner, ISOFIX mountings, remote central locking, and an engine immobilizer with in-key transponder featuring two-stage locking. The company is also offering automatic headlight activation, multi-collision brakes, 2-speed front intermittent wipers featuring rain sensors, front fog lights and LED taillights with adaptive brake light.
Porsche Macan Pros :
1. Intimidating exterior appearance is a big advantage.
2. Interior design and quality is remarkable.
3. Performance and power of petrol engines is impressive.
4. Innovative comfort features is a major plus point.
5. Boot compartment capacity is quite good.
Porsche Macan Cons :
1. Price range can be more reasonable.
2. Cost of maintenance and spare parts is on the higher side.
3. A few more safety features can be added.
4. Authorized service stations must increase.
5. Fuel economy of petrol engines are below par.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
6 Cylinder 24 Valve
|11.3||14.9||258bhp @ 4000-4250rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
6 Cylinder 24 Valve
|6.3||10.8||400bhp @ 6000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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